Friday, April 29, 2011

Baseball: How To Play The Game~Book Review & Giveaway~


Baseball: How To Play The Game: The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of Major League Baseball

By Pete Williams
Foreword by Harold Reynolds
Introduction by Darrell Miller

Product Description:
Major League Baseball has compiled the definitive instruction manual on learning to play the game. Fully illustrated with action photos of MLB stars illustrating key points and drills for each defensive position, this book also includes special tips from MLB players on batting, base running, the rules of the game, and coaching. Easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams of all the skills beginning players need to master the game--how to throw, hit, and field all the positions--while also promoting good sportsmanship. Each skill and position is presented separately, with photographs and drawings of a player executing the specific skill, advice on how to perform it, and when to use it, and the most common mistakes. Written and compiled by the best baseball instructors, coaches, and players in the world, this comprehensive how-to is informative enough to help even the brightest young stars shine brighter. With keen insights from instruction and developmental coaches, the need to create a positive environment in practice and encourage creativity as well as technical correctness is stressed. Most importantly, the coaches understand that kids are not just small adults--and they back up their understanding with advice on how to help kids fall in love with "America's pastime." Model training sections construct excellent practice sessions--from warm-up through cool-down exercises and hundreds of drills and games to reinforce--this is an essential tool for all coaches as a guide to improving performance and enjoyment of practice and playing the game. This must-have resource covers it all: Batting, Pitching, Base running and sliding, Specific drills for playing all defensive positions, Coaching and rules, Offensive and defensive strategy.

My Thoughts:
This book is the ultimate guide for baseball coaches,players and parents. This book is easy to read and has the clearest instruction and tells you everything you need to know about baseball. The detailed chapters cover the ins and outs of batting, pitching, baserunning and catching. This book has great tips from the best players in the MLB. It has 40 skill specific drills and reinforces the fundamentals. The full-color action photos of the MLB stars and youth players are also helpful in demonstrating the techniques. This book covers it all and players of all levels will benefit from it.

This book sells for $29.95 or can be purchased on Amazon for $19.44.

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